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2013 Conference - English Language Arts and Oral Language Development Powerpoint
Barbara Blakley and Whit Hayslip
February 2013
This presentation examines effective instruction that incorporates movement and experiential learning across the literacy domains and makes programs meaningful and engaging to young learners.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, English Language Arts, Family Engagement, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Presentations

April 2013 TK Monthly Webinar
Carola Matera, CSU - Channel Islands and Maria Lourdes Salazar, Willow Elementary, LAUSD
April 2013
Powerpoint for presentation "Culture & Language in TK: Supporting Teachers, Families and Children Pt. 1," which outlines the benefits of multiculturalism in the classroom and discusses ways to support the unique needs of dual language learners.
Topics: English Language Development, Family Engagement
Resource Type: Presentations, TK Monthly Calls & Webinars

April 2013 TK Monthly Webinar
Carola Matera, CSU - Channel Islands and Maria Lourdes Salazar, Willow Elementary, LAUSD
April 2013
Webinar (Powerpoint and audio recording) for presentation "Culture & Language in TK: Supporting Teachers, Families and Children Pt. 1," which outlines the benefits of multiculturalism in the classroom and discusses ways to support the unique needs of dual language learners.
Topics: English Language Development, Family Engagement
Resource Type: Presentations, TK Monthly Calls & Webinars

Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services
Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services
July 2012
BRYCS provides individual consultations, trainings, and conference presentations on topics related to serving refugee children and families. Teachers can find numerous downloadable resources, suggestions for children's books relating to refugees, instructional materials and parent engagement strategies.
Topics: Communications, English Language Development, Family Engagement, Policy
Resource Type: Guides & Tools

Building Literacy
July 2012
Activities for parents to work with their children on how to build a strong literacy foundation at home.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, English Language Arts, Family Engagement, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Teaching Strategies, Templates & Activities

California State University TK Modules
California State University
January 2014
The eight CSU Transitional Kindergarten Modules address the range of content areas and are designed to prepare preservice teachers for TK classrooms, including activities that deepen understanding of developmentally appropriate practice, the role of environment, curriculum integration and assessment.
Topics: Mathematics, English Language Development, Social Emotional Development, Administration & Operations, Classroom & Instructional Planning, Family Engagement
Resource Type: Templates & Activities, Teaching Strategies, Guides & Tools, Presentations

Children's Books About the First Day of School
April 2012
A list of children's books relating to the first day of school and transitioning to kindergarten.
Topics: English Language Arts, Family Engagement, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Templates & Activities

Children's Books List for Family Literacy Night
Los Angeles Unified School District
July 2012
A list of suggested reading books for transitional kindergarten children. This list was used when developing a district Family Literacy Night.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, English Language Arts, English Language Development, Family Engagement
Resource Type: Teaching Strategies

Culturally Relevant and Responsive Family Conversation Guidelines
Cheri Reaves
April 2013
Culturally Responsive and Relevant Teaching and Learning (CRRTL) questions and activities that teachers can use in conversations with families.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, Communications, Family Engagement
Resource Type: Templates & Activities, Guides & Tools

Customizable Parent Brochure on Transitional Kindergarten
Early Edge California (formerly Preschool California)
March 2012
The following template brochure was developed based on feedback from parents across California. It incorporates information about the Kindergarten Readiness Act and the creation of transitional kindergarten, and provides space for local implementers to tailor the information to their own program. It also includes graphics and photos that help illustrate what transitional kindergarten is and how children will learn in the program.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Communications, Family Engagement
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Templates & Activities

Customizable Parent Brochure on Transitional Kindergarten - Spanish
Early Edge California (formerly Preschool California)
March 2012
The following template brochure was developed based on feedback from parents across California. It incorporates information about the Kindergarten Readiness Act and the creation of transitional kindergarten, and provides space for local implementers to tailor the information to their own program. It also includes graphics and photos that help illustrate what transitional kindergarten is and how children will learn in the program.
Topics: Communications, Family Engagement, Policy
Resource Type: Research & Reports, Templates & Activities

Early Education for Dual Language Learners: Promoting School Readiness and Early School Success
Linda Espinosa
November 2013
This report contributes to the effort to identify the specific features of early childhood education programs that most effectively support dual language learners.
Topics: English Language Development, Social Emotional Development, Policy, Classroom & Instructional Planning, Family Engagement
Resource Type: Research & Reports

Effective Messages About Transitional Kindergarten
Early Edge California (formerly Preschool California)
June 2011
A set of message points school districts can use when engaging and outreaching to families. The message points were developed based on feedback received from parent focus groups representing families across the state.
Topics: Communications, Family Engagement
Resource Type: Guides & Tools

Epstein's Six Areas of Family Involvement
Dr. Joyce Epstein
January 2011
A list of Dr. Joyce Epstein's six areas of family involvement, including parenting, communicating, volunteering, learning at homem making decisions, collaborating with community.
Topics: Family Engagement
Resource Type: Guides & Tools

Family Engagement Activities : Home - Site Connections
Santa Clara County Office of Education
April 2013
Family engagement activities to support family-school partnerships and school- and home-based academic enrichment activities
Topics: Administration & Operations, Classroom & Instructional Planning, Communications, Family Engagement
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Teaching Strategies, Templates & Activities

Family Languages and Interest Survey
Los Angeles Unified School District and Dr. Linda Espinosa
October 2010
A sample family survey to help teachers better understand the assets of their students' families, and promote stronger family-school partnerships for student achievement.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Family Engagement
Resource Type: Templates & Activities

Gathering and Using Language Information that Families Share
National Center on Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness
October 2013
Tools to help teachers gather information from families on children’s past experiences with language/s. This information helps teachers build upon those experiences and support their students' optimal progress.
Topics: English Language Development, Classroom & Instructional Planning, Communications, Family Engagement
Resource Type: Templates & Activities, Teaching Strategies, Guides & Tools

Harvard Family Research: Parent, Family, and Community Engagement Framework: Promoting Family Engagement and School Readiness from Prenatal to Age 8
Harvard Family Research Project
August 2011
This article describes a framework of "Promoting Family Engagement and School Readiness from Prenatal to Age 8." The article outlines an approach to building solid foundations for successful parent and family engagement in three areas: program leadership, continuous improvement, and professional development.
Topics: Family Engagement, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Research & Reports

Long Beach Unified TK Cinema Ad
Long Beach Unified School District
January 2013
Ad from Long Beach Unified on transitional kindergarten enrollment aired in local cinemas.
Topics: Communications, Family Engagement
Resource Type: Presentations

Many Languages, One Teacher
NAEYC
March 2013
Strategies for personalizing oral language interactions with young dual language learners and their families.
Topics: English Language Development, Classroom & Instructional Planning, Communications, Family Engagement
Resource Type: Templates & Activities, Teaching Strategies, Guides & Tools

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